After watching the threads on those Chinook Tarps (no relation to Obama TARP), there was much input and opinions but not much from folks that actually owned one.
Ambient Outdoors was out of stock back when it was cold here(Texas), but last week they had some in. So I went ahead and gambled, the price was right.
This past weekend, I finally had a chance to set it up and use it. I am quite impressed.
The weight in the stuff sack is 1.82 (on my fish scale) Very good for a POUND HAWG.
Yes, it is simalar to the material as the rain flys on some tents, but not at all like those POLY BLUE TARPS.NOT AT ALL.
It has a cat cut, but not very aggressive, the corners have webbing instead of grommets and the size is JUST RIGHT for me. The ridge line ends have grommets and I sewed some webbing on both ends of the ridge ties. I still have to sew some webbing on the bottom grommets.
Here are some pics.
For rain protection I think this is gonna fit the bill for me.
The ends close up wonderfully.
For room under it,,, I had a full size folding chair under the tarp with a Hennessy and plenty of room.
It fits perfectly in size 4 snake skins...
Over all, there are very good traps on the market, but for an inexpensive tarp this seems to be a very good deal.